parting shot: stanton heights

Stanton Heights seems like the kind of neighborhood that is quite content with existing under the radar and letting the nearby neighborhoods of Lawrenceville, East Liberty, Bloomfield et al make the news and draw the crowds. This makes it all the more tragic that the neighborhood was the site of one of Pittsburgh’s darkest days.

A little over a year ago, three Pittsburgh police officers were killed during a standoff with a heavily armed 22-yr-old shooter who had barricaded himself inside of his house on Stanton Heights’ Fairfield Street.

I wasn’t living in the city at the time but I remember hearing about the shooting on national news. As far as I can tell, Stanton Heights doesn’t make the news for anything else; it’s a shame that such an otherwise peaceful neighborhood will forever be associated with such a terrible crime.

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